28 May 2021
Another patient checked out of Sasha’s Teddy Bear Hospital today and is
now reunited with his adoring owner in London.
Big Ted, a lovely bear aged at least 50, was admitted a few days ago.
He had quite a few holes all over - not from any ill-treatment but
quite the opposite: he was well loved, and therefore carried around and
hugged daily and nightly for many years.
He was on his best behaviour while on the ward, bearing patiently
(pardon the pun) all the pricking and stitching.
He also made friends
with some of my Teddies who help me around the Hospital.
This sensitive little bear is called Oliver.
You can probably see that he is rather shy, but he is
also very kind.
So, if you are feeling down, he will
overcome his shyness, pat you on the arm and sit next to you.
He may even say something very reassuring in that tiny voice of his
(you have to listen really hard to hear it).
And then, believe me, you will immediately feel so much better!
||My latest two Teddies are cousins, possibly a
few times removed)))
on the left in this family album photo, is a bear
who never ceases to be amazed
by what he sees and hears.
His two great passions in life are
the circus and long novels.
According to Joseph, his particular favourite is that great book by
Thomas Bearr, Joseph
His cousin Gregory
is a nice bear, bubbly and easygoing, but often a bit confused.
He knows very well
that there is definitely
something he wants to do in life,
but he cannot quite remember
exactly what it is.
When Gregory feels even more confused than usually, he comes to
Joseph for advice. He freely admits that his cousin, even if only
slightly older, is much much wiser.
I would like you to meet my new Teddy. His name is Roderick.
He is a dapper little bear, kind, genial and very neat in his habits.
So why, you may ask, do his friends call him Nuts?
The answer is quite simple.
No-one, of course, thinks that Roderick is crazy. No, the nickname came
about because he is, to put it mildly, rather partial to nuts and dried
Believe it or not, he even prefers them to such traditional bear
delicacies as honey and... er... more honey)))
23 January 2021
My Teddy Bear Hospital
has just discharged its first patient of 2021. The patient, who will
remain anonymous, was a much loved and very nice Teddy of a certain age
(probably about 60).
He was admitted a
couple of weeks earlier because he had lost his voice! My first task,
therefore, was to give him his voice back. After he was admitted, a
further ailment was discovered: a very sore left foot. This too given
all due attention, and the Teddy eventually had the entire sole
replaced. The process involved 'ageing' the patch so that it would not
look out of place on a 60-year-old.
The Teddy has now been
reuinted with his owner, who was very pleased to see him - and hear him